Monday, October 1, 2007

Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-)

In 1972, I needed to alter my style because I discovered that I had said all I wanted to say in my avant-garde language. Around 1983 or 1984, I discovered I no longer had anything to say in the tonal idiom, so I changed my style again. Perhaps in a few more years I will find yet another new style - although at the moment I don't know what that might be. For the time being, this is the style that for me feels most comfortable. - from 1988 interview with James Wierzbicki about Penderecki's 1984 one-act opera The Black Mask.

Sheet music: Krzysztof Penderecki

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